ACT Private Tutoring in Cambridge (Massachusetts)
The ACT is becoming an increasingly popular standardized test among high school students preparing to attend college. Are you a Cambridge student seeking to achieve the highest possible ACT score but know you don't learn or perform at your best in a classroom-style group setting? When it comes to learning, no two students learn in the exact same way. Although many students enjoy being in large groups and are able to concentrate in loud settings, other students know they do best in one-on-one settings with the kind of customized instruction that only comes through private tutoring. If you know personalized attention and individualized lesson plans are necessary for you to grasp and retain new or challenging information, we invite you to reach out and learn more about Manhattan Review's private tutoring options. Our Cambridge tutors are professional and knowledgeable with strong teaching backgrounds, and they are dedicated to ensuring your success on the ACT.
When you partner with Manhattan Review, you receive access to our industry-leading resources, including our comprehensive study syllabus and effective test-taking strategies and techniques. All of our test prep materials have been thoughtfully created to help you achieve the highest standardized test score, and pairing your motivation with our resources is certain to help boost your ACT score, allowing you to complete the exam and apply to colleges with confidence. We are proud to be the most flexible, student-friendly, and thorough test preparation in and around the greater Boston metropolitan area. Those students who partner with our respected tutors consistently obtain acceptance to the most prestigious undergraduate programs at colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, including Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Boston University, Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California, Cornell University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago, Stanford University, Rice University, and elsewhere. There's no better reason to work with a tutor than to ensure your own college dreams come true.
Manhattan Review has been the leader in ACT preparation since 1999, and we offer the opportunity to work with and learn from world-class instructors, pairing you with one of the most sought-after tutors in the industry. Working directly with a skilled tutor and following a customized program of study can help you better grasp the complexities of the ACT while accelerating your learning and understanding of tried-and-true test-taking strategies. In addition to improving your knowledge and your ability to pace yourself over this lengthy exam, working with a private tutor can significantly boost your self-esteem, allowing you to feel confident and prepared on the day of your exam.
The ACT is intended to reflect what students learned during high school and is composed of four multiple-choice tests—English, mathematics, reading, and science—as well as an optional writing portion. The English section requires a student to revise and edit a provided text; in addition, short essays in various genres offer rhetorical situations that must be considered before appropriate responses are selected. The mathematics section of the ACT assesses a student's knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills. The reading section is designed to measure a student's ability to closely read a passage, engage in logical reasoning about the passage using evidence, and combine information from multiple sources to produce specific answers. Skills such as locating and interpreting details, understanding the sequence of events, determining the meaning of context-dependent words, and analyzing claims and arguments are all assessed.
The science section of the ACT measures skills required to understand and work in the natural sciences, including interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and problem-solving, to name a few. The score range for each of the four required tests is 1 to 36. A composite score is created by taking the average of the four test scores and rounding it to the nearest whole number. In general, a "good" ACT score is any score falling at or above the 75th percentile, which equates to a composite score of 24. It must be stated that a "good" score is not nearly strong enough to gain admittance into a leading college or university, and among the most selective institutions of higher education, incoming students routinely obtain a composite score in the range of 33 to 35. In order to be considered a competitive applicant among the leading colleges, it is imperative to demonstrate a strong performance on the ACT.
It is imperative to take preparing for a test as important as the ACT seriously, since standardized test scores can play a significant role in college acceptance offers. Our tutors at Manhattan Review know just how to guide you to test-taking success using the skills and strengths you already possess while also showing you how to overcome any areas of weakness that might negatively impact your ACT performance. Our tutors are leaders in the field of education, using their own talents and abilities to help others achieve their own academic and collegiate success. There's no reason to prepare for the ACT on your own, cobbling together a study plan and hoping you're covering the right material. At Manhattan Review, we've analyzed and deconstructed the ACT in order to create the most effective and efficient study syllabus in the test prep industry. Let us take the guesswork out of test preparation by working with our personable and experienced tutors. Your tutor will assist you in identifying and understanding your unique learning style, focusing on the test-related areas in need of improvement by leveraging the academic skills you already possess. As you demonstrate ACT-related gains, your study plan will be revised and updated to ensure your preparation is both focused and comprehensive.
Whether you plan to attend college in Cambridge, the larger Boston area, or intend to relocate elsewhere, Manhattan Review can help you make the most of your test preparation by supporting your learning on the path to achieving your desired ACT score. We are committed to supporting you and your college success, and we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about our fully customizable private tutoring options. Together, we can craft an individualized program of study that will allow you to score in the highest percentiles on the ACT, bringing you one step closer to making your college dreams a reality at the undergraduate program of your choice.
ACT Private Tutoring
Hours package 12 to 48 hours, Personalized 1-on-1 Tutoring, In Person or Live Online
Meet a Cambridge ACT Tutor: Julia R.
Julia R. grew up in Michigan and credits the long winters for sparking her love of science. "There are only so many indoor activities you can do," she recalls with a laugh, "so early on I turned my interest to homemade experiments, to seeing what would happen when I changed one variable, then two…thank goodness I had very patient parents." Julia loved testing out her hypotheses and carried a notebook with her to record the results of her various experiments. "They didn't always turn out the way they were supposed to—things were usually boiling over or exploding—but I learned to be persistent, and that certainly served me well as I got older." Julia loved explaining her projects to others and in addition to writing a science column for her high school newspaper, she also held officer positions in the Astronomy Club, Chemistry Club, and Science/Science Fiction Club, which was "really just a group of science-loving nerds trying to separate fact from fiction in famous sci-fi books and movies," Julia grins.
Julia dreamed of establishing herself as a science educator, and knew that she would perform better on the ACT than the SAT, thanks to the science section of the ACT. She worked with a tutor once a week over the summer to prepare, supplementing this with her own studying and completing work assigned by her tutor. Julia performed exceptionally well on the ACT, and combined with her impressive high school accomplishments, she was accepted to the University of Michigan, where she double majored in biochemistry and education. After graduating, Julia completed a Master's in Education at the University of Pennsylvania before accepting a position as a science teacher at a high school in Cambridge.
Julia loved her work and while she was repeatedly offered the opportunity to assume a more administrative role, she always chose to remain in the classroom where she could work directly with students. When Manhattan Review experienced a rare opening for an ACT tutor, Julia's friends and colleagues encouraged her to apply, and we were thrilled to bring her knowledge, teaching skills, and firsthand experiences to students eager for their own standardized test success. Julia joined the team in 2018 and never fails to receive rave reviews from her clients. While she occasionally teaches a group prep course or weekend intensive class, working one-on-one with motivated students is her true passion. When she isn't helping future college students excel on the ACT, Julia enjoys attending the symphony, watching the stars and planets with her telescope on clear nights, and learning to knit in anticipation of someday making her own hats and scarves.